I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
~ Isaac Asimov ~
Reading Strategies in the EFLReading Strategies in the EFL
A PROVOCATIVE THOUGHTA PROVOCATIVE THOUGHT
¨What is urgent is to reconcile these children with reading.
Personally I do it in class by reading novels aloud, by talking to
them about literature and by "telling them stories". The aim of
Reads Like a Novel was to show what I do in this area without
building it up into a "method".
The Power of Books
Interview with Daniel Pennac
Purposes when reading.
Why reading in English?
Why don´t people read in
The Reader and his Rights.
Keys to positive reading.
Readers must feel in an equal relationship withReaders must feel in an equal relationship with
the writer through different options whenthe writer through different options when
reading a text.reading a text.
PURPOSES WHEN READPURPOSES WHEN READING
Different purposes, different
Making sense of texts.
WHY READING IN ENGLISH?
To get a useful skill,
to improve the language,
to get familiar with the
to understand the shades of
meaning in a particular
WHY DON´T PEOPLE READ INWHY DON´T PEOPLE READ IN
Lack of confidence
Reading in English is
different from reading in L1.
TEACHER´S RESPONSIBILITIESTEACHER´S RESPONSIBILITIES
Helping students to
go beyond reading
as a chore
¨ If readers do not
do so inasecond
(Wallace : 1 1 9 2; 7 )
IMPLICATIONSIMPLICATIONSMotivatereaders so theycan
Seereadingas part of genuine
simulating¨ real-life¨ reading
Readingseennot onlyas a
KIND OF READING ACTIVITIESKIND OF READING ACTIVITIES
Passive tasks Active tasks
THE PROCESSTHE PROCESS
THE READER AND HIS RIGHTSTHE READER AND HIS RIGHTS
according toaccording to
1)The right to not read,
2)The right to skip pages,
3)The right to not finish a
4) The right to reread,
5)The right to read
6)The right to“Bovary-ism,”
7)The right to read
8 The right to sample and
9)The right to read out-
10) The right to be silent.
KEYS TO POSITIVE READINGKEYS TO POSITIVE READING
Regular opportunities to read and respond to
Explore independent reading.
Rich writing experiences .
Reading for personal purposes.
Reading as a tool for learning from all subject
Reading for vocabulary development.
Reading to link background knowledge and new
content from the texts.
Reading for using different strategies with
DAVIS, Stephanie. Motivation and Reading in the EFL Classroom - Why don't
Advanced Learners Enjoy Reading?
CORREIA, Rosane. Encouraging Critical Reading in the EFL classroom.
PENNAC, Daniel. Comme un Roman.
Read as you taste fruit or savor wine,
or enjoy friendship, love or life.
~ George Holbrook Jackson ~
Thanks for your kindness and have aThanks for your kindness and have a
great Readinggreat Reading time!time!